Prasidh Krishna guided India’s win in the second ODI against the West Indies at the Narendra Modi Stadium on Wednesday. The pacer recorded brilliant figures of 4/12 as the hosts defeated Nicholas Pooran and co by 44 runs, taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series. 

Krishna, who made his national debut about a year ago, said that he has been striving to get consistent and was pleased that his efforts paid off. He picked key wickets of Brandon King, Nicholas Pooran, Darren Bravo and Kemar Roach. 

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“It has been almost a year since I made my debut for India. I have been striving to get more consistent since then,” Krishna said during the post-match press conference.

“I remember, when I started off, I used to get excited and had too many emotions running through. But over time, we practised together as a team. We have had plans and we have been very clear on what we wanted to work on. And glad it paid off today,” the 25-year-old said.

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Skipper Rohit Sharma said that he has ‘never seen a spell like that in India for a long time now’. “Bowled with a lot of pace and kept it going. The others complemented him.” Suryakumar Yadav also played a crucial role in India’s win with his 64-run knock.

“That was something flattering for me because he (Rohit) has been playing cricket for lot of time. (Praise) Coming from him, I am very happy,” the pacer said.

“Personally, like I said, I have been putting in yards and trying to do this for quite some time now, so I am glad it happened today,” he added.

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Prasidh said the Motera track was favourable for bowlers and that also helped him.

“The pitch was more favourable for the bowlers. There was more purchase in the wicket. The lengths I was hitting on were very similar, but the extra help was aiding my bowling,” he elaborated.

The third and final ODI of the series will take place on Friday at the same venue.